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OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE CHEERS HOLLYWOOD

September 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While the domestic box office failed to cure itself of the blahs last weekend, the foreign box office remained relatively robust, with Resident Evil: Retribution remaining on top for a second week with $30.5 million. Its foreign total now stands at $103.8 million. According to Box Office Mojo, The Expendables showed no signs of becoming […]

ON ITS SIXTH DAY, DARK KNIGHT RISES CROSSES $200 MILLION

July 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Dark Knight Rises crossed the $200-million mark at the domestic box office on Wednesday as it continued to rake in big bucks during midweek. According to Box Office Mojo, the film took in $19.4 million on Monday. That compares with the $22.5 million for The Amazing Spider-Man during its first Monday following the Fourth […]

MOVIES HOLD THEIR OWN ON SUPER BOWL WEEKEND

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Super Bowl may have kept most Americans tethered to their TV sets on Sunday, but that did not prevent two relatively low-budget movies from earning more than $20 million — the first time ever that has happened on a Super Bowl weekend, according to researchers Box Office Mojo. The sci-fi film Chronicle topped the […]

REAL STEEL WINS ROUND ONE

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Real Steel may have wound up as the No. 1 film at the box office, earning $27.3 million and making it one of the top earners ever in October, but several analysts were saying that the film, which reportedly cost $125 million to make, will eventually cost the Disney/DreamWorks partnership tens of millions of dollars. […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IN LINE WITH RECENT YEARS

August 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The last weekend of August is generally a weak period at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, last year the gross for the top 12 movies came to $90.1 million. In 2009 it was $109.8 million; in 2008, just $74 million; in 2007, $97 million; and in 2006, $84.1 million — an average […]

REPORT: BOX OFFICE HEADING FOR SUMMER RECORD

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the third-worst attendance figures of the century at theaters from January through April, a slew of movies that took a critical drubbing, plummeting interest in 3D, and the overall recession, the box office appears likely to set a record when total revenue from ticket sales for summer releases is tallied at the end of […]

TRIUMPH OF THE APES

August 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

That tight, five-way race at the box office that had been predicted between holdover Rise of the Planet of the Apes and four new entries failed to materialize, except — arguably — between the top two films. Apes rose to the top again with a solid $27.5 million, down about 50 percent from last week’s […]

TRANSFORMERS SEQUEL LAYS WASTE TO NAYSAYERS

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Transformers: Dark of the Moon brightened up the July 4th holiday weekend as it earned $97.8 million between Friday and Sunday and $115.9 million over the four-day holiday. It represented the biggest opening for a July 4th weekend ever, beating Spider-Man 2‘s $88.2 million for the three days and $115.8 million for the four. The […]

BRIDESMAIDS SETS A RECORD

July 5, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

It’s hard to know how many films are included in the category, but among R-rated female comedies, Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids is now the No. 1 moneymaker. On Sunday, its total gross came to $152.8 million domestically, putting it ahead of the $152.6 million earned during its entire release schedule by the original Sex and the […]

RUSSELL BUILDS HIS OWN BRAND

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s certainly not often that one actor stars in the top two films at the box office (researchers are probably scrambling to see whether such a finish has ever occurred before), but Russell Brand nabbed that honor this weekend. [Update: Final figures released on Monday put Arthur in third place, not second; see below.] He […]

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